Foo camp again

O’Reilly’s Foo Camp is coming up at the end of August. I went a couple of years ago and learned a tremendous amount, met some incredibly cool people who were all a lot smarter than me, and had an amazing time. I hope to go back, but I know that I’m going to have to actually publicly do or make something that turns enough heads to make it back on the list.

Of course, the “blogosphere’s” reaction is predictably silly.

If you take one quote from Dave Winer and use it completely out of context, he gets it right:

I suggest the secret this year is to not care whether or not you were invited.

Taken in context, it makes you realize how much the tech industry is like being in the typical High School social scene all over again. “Oooh… Cool Chick Becky’s parents are out of town and she is having a party. Did you get an invite? I did. I guess you aren’t cool enough. You can’t eat lunch with me anymore.”

Christ, people. Grow up. If someone throws a party on their time/dime, they get to make the rules. Period.

If you don’t like their rules, don’t complain. Just throw your own party.

One Response to “Foo camp again”

  1. Amie says:

    So, does this mean I don’t get to fangirl you because you’ve actually been to Foocamp?


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